While working on a programmer application for the P1V (and the Propeller), I started wondering how the serial communication was actually working. What I found was rather ingenious, so I thought I would write up the details. This should be of interest to anyone working on the P1V, as well as anyone needing to develop a simple serial protocol for their own projects.
To start, let's cover the basics. Communication with the P1V is achieved with a standard serial configuration: 8N1.
Updated 10-22-2014 at 12:21 PM by Seairth
I have tested expanding a zero into double the leds to be a zeroHD.
It works very well.
This is a MimsMirror:ZeroHD
It has a total of 16 RGB leds, making this propeller chip control 48 individual leds directly.
As you can
I have long planned to do much like the Beatty Robotics' Trekker, featured at http://beatty-robotics.com/all-terrain-gps-robot/. This is a great design, based on the Wild Thumper platform. Robert Beatty and his two girls are doing really great things over at their shop, as can be seen at their website. Check it out when you can.
Since the source for the Propeller 1 has been release, there has been a mariad of activity on the forums. In fact, there has been so much activity that I am starting to lose track of key posts, files, etc. So I am creating this entry to keep track. While this is mostly for my own benefit, I hope everyone else will also find it useful.
Updated 09-26-2014 at 08:44 PM by Seairth
Dang it. I finally get some funds ready to buy a Wild Thumper Kit, and my wife tells me she need a set of tires and a brake job. Crap crap crap. I bet these will be removed from inventory one the last ones are sold. If you need a Wild Thumper, THIS DEAL CAN NOT BE BEAT BY ANYONE ANYWHERE. Trust me.
http://www.parallax.com/product/28192 Freaking $288. Dang it.